Yes. SFHS selects students with varying academic abilities, from those who are gifted to students who have not yet reached their academic potential.
For a student to have an accommodation plan put in place at SFHS, he/she must have an IEP or 504/Accommodation Plan in place or a psychoeducational report completed. Accommodations offered at SFHS include: no scantron tests, extended time (up to time and a half), alternate testing location, preferential seating, dividing longer assignments into more manageable pieces, and providing copy of notes/study guides/outlines. SFHS does not modify curriculum, nor do we have special services.
A copy of the IEP or 504/Accommodation Plan must be uploaded to the Admissions Portal in order for the application to be complete.
The most important thing you can do is to try to decide where you want your child to attend as early as possible. Most schools, including SFHS, give priority consideration to students who take the entrance exam at their school. We encourage you to take the test at SFHS.
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The first step is to complete our inquiry form. Upon submitting the form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your Admissions Portal account. The email will include your Admissions Portal username and password. We recommend saving your username and password so that you can return to the portal in the future to complete additional steps in the admission process.
The Admission Portal allows applicants to apply and manage their application online. Important application checklist items can be managed in one location. All checklist items will appear in a list on your application. Once all the required checklist items are submitted, the application is finished.
Incoming Freshman – To be considered in the main admission season, all application materials must be received and completed prior to November 30, 2021. The application also registers the student for the Entrance Exam on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Applications received after this date are encouraged and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Transfer Students – Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, as space permits.
Late applications are considered on a space available basis, after those submitted by the application deadline. Late applicants may also be less likely to be able to get first-choice electives in the scheduling process. Financial Aid may still be available to late applicants, depending on the date of application and the applicant’s circumstances.
Each candidate’s application will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee. First and foremost, each applicant must show promise of success in our academic program. To assess this, we look closely at school transcripts, testing results, and extracurricular involvement.
Yes. We do accept transfer students based on their academic performance (e.g. you must have at least a “B” average) as well as a good attendance and discipline record. Please see the Apply page for step-by-step details on the admissions process.
Applications do not carryover from previous years. Your student will need to complete a new application process and provide new supplemental materials. It is important to see the student’s progress year after year.
The Spartan Scholars Award is a merit-based scholarship for the top 10 scores on the Entrance Exam for incoming freshman. All other scholarships are made on the basis of demonstrated need. No adjustments are made based on athletic merit.
Yes. SFHS offers tuition assistance to families that might not otherwise afford an SFHS education, as well as families that are experiencing temporary financial difficulties. During the 2020-2021 year, we awarded financial aid and scholarships of over $600,000. Approximately 20% of the SFHS community benefit from some amount of tuition assistance.
St. Francis High School awards financial aid based on a family’s demonstrated financial need in accordance with guidelines established by FACTS. If you have any questions about financial aid, please call the Business Office at (630) 668-5800 for more details. Most importantly, do not allow your financial situation to deter you from applying to SFHS.
A separate application is required. All tuition assistance applicants must apply at online.factsmgt.com. In addition, scholarship applicants must fill out the Scholarship Application, which can be found here.
No. We make our admission decisions separately and prior to evaluating families’ financial need. SFHS is committed to enrolling the most dynamic student body possible, regardless of families’ ability to pay the full tuition.
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